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Dr. Joel Martin helps UNB uncover the challenges and opportunities of a digital world

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 29, 2022 1:50:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick (UNB), in collaboration with Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada, recently welcomed Dr. Joel Martin, the Chief Digital Research Officer and Chief Science Officer for the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), back to the Fredericton campus. As the person tasked with promoting digital transformation across all areas of research in...

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UNB scholar awarded prestigious Banting Fellowship

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 29, 2022 9:45:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



With only 70 Banting Fellowships offered annually, it’s not every day that an institution has the opportunity to welcome and celebrate one. This year, for only the second time since the program’s inception in 2010, the University of New Brunswick has that honour. On Nov. 28, the Government of Canada announced this year’s recipients of the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships and...

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Exciting international partnership will bring more nurses to New Brunswick

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 24, 2022 10:55:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) continues to find unique ways to address the province-wide nursing shortage and work toward growing New Brunswick’s population. UNB recently partnered with Horizon Health Network, the Nurses Association of New Brunswick (NANB), the Department of Post-Secondary Education Training and Labour (PETL) and Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), located...

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UNB advancing artificial intelligence and data science with $2.5 million commitment

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 24, 2022 8:55:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



University of New Brunswick (UNB) alumnus Dick Carpenter (BA ’72) and the McKenna Institute are pleased to announce a gift of $2.5 million to advance the development of artificial intelligence (AI) and data science at UNB. AI and data science have become essential elements in the creation of effective digital products and services. AI depends on large data sets for developing reliable...

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Free legal services now available at UNB Legal Clinic

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 22, 2022 1:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick (UNB) celebrates the official grand opening of the UNB Legal Clinic today. The clinic provides individuals who cannot afford representation or who do not qualify for legal aid access to free legal services. The UNB Law Clinic aims to improve access to justice in the province by filling some gaps in New Brunswick’s legal aid system. It offers legal services...

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Research partners SPECTRAL and Kognitiv Spark combine to become innovators in mixed reality

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 21, 2022 9:55:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is advancing immersive technology research thanks to partnerships with local industry. The result is a pipeline where students receive hands-on training within a top mixed reality (MR) research lab and collaborate with an industry-leading MR company. The Spatial Computing Training and Research Lab (SPECTRAL) is an applied research outfit under the...

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UNB alum helping Canada become a global leader in clean energy

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 16, 2022 1:55:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



University of New Brunswick (UNB) alumna, Maggie Manley (BScCHE'08, MScCHE'10, PhD'18), is helping New Brunswick and Canada to become a global leader in the nuclear energy industry. Manley and her team at ARC Clean Technology Canada Inc. (ARC) are in the process of licensing and commercializing Canada’s first-ever grid-scale Generation four advanced small modular reactor (aSMR), the...

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UNB is opening doors to graduate education for bachelor of health students

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 16, 2022 10:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John



The University of New Brunswick (UNB) will now offer the honours distinction for qualified students enrolled in the bachelor of health program. This is another step in the growing expansion of the Integrated Health Initiative (IHI) at UNB. As the world of health and healthcare grows more complex, the bachelor of health program at the UNB Saint John campus is training and preparing the next...

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UNB welcomes seasoned senior executive as newest Vice-President

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 15, 2022 2:45:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


William (Bill) Best, the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) newly announced Vice-President, Administration and Finance, said he sees his upcoming move back East as a repatriation of sorts. It is the story of a Maritimer coming home, which, he said, was always the intent. Currently, the president of Cambrian College in Sudbury, Ontario, Best, has spent his entire career in post-secondary...

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UNB helps dancers across the country collaborate using augmented reality

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 15, 2022 10:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



Daniel Rea is working with Atlantic Ballet Atlantique Canada to create an augmented reality application that will change the way dancers collaborate across the country. An all-New Brunswick team at the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCI Lab) is in the process of developing the innovative new program called DanceXR. Collaborating with dancers across...

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PITCH healthcare platform offers lifesaving preventative possibilities for NB seniors

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 14, 2022 12:55:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



What if there were a tool that tracked your aging loved one’s health and the data could show you when they were in decline – could you prevent a health emergency or an ambulance ride to the hospital? The University of New Brunswick’s Dr. Erik Scheme recognized the need for a fully proactive solution to senior healthcare. He set about finding the solution with fellow...

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New Brunswick universities and Regional Health Authorities partner to pilot patient-centred navigation program for those living with dementia

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 10, 2022 10:55:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John


A team from the Centre for Research in Integrated Care (CRIC) at the University of New Brunswick, Université de Moncton, Horizon Health Network and Vitalité Health Network recently launched Navigating Dementia NB. This province-wide, community-based, bilingual pilot program focuses on helping those living with dementia, their care partners and their care teams as they navigate a...

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Katie Davey to be the new executive director of the Pond-Deshpande Centre

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 9, 2022 1:00:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick (UNB) will welcome alum Katie Davey back to the community as the new Executive Director of the Pond-Deshpande Centre (PDC) starting Nov. 21. “I’m thrilled to be returning to UNB. It is a community that has already given me so much, “said Davey. “I’m looking forward to giving back to the UNB community and fostering support for...

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Canada's LGBT purge, 30 years later: Todd Ross reflects

Todd Ross

Posted: November 8, 2022 1:55:00 PM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton


The 30th anniversary of the official end of the LGBT Purge in Canada was marked this year on Oct. 27. It was on this date in 1992 that a courageous young woman saw the results of her challenge to the Canadian government. Michelle Douglas was a young officer in the military police who excelled in everything she did. She was investigated and fired simply for being gay. Top of her class, she was...

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Fostering an environment for start-up success in Atlantic Canada

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 3, 2022 3:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



In an event dedicated to showcasing success stories among Atlantic Canadian start-ups, the University of New Brunswick (UNB) brought forward an impressive line-up of leaders in the entrepreneurship ecosystem. Committed to economic growth and social progress by advancing digital technologies and empowering entrepreneurs to meet today’s challenges with innovation, UNB was a proud sponsor...

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UNBers invested into the Order of New Brunswick

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 3, 2022 11:55:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John, UNB Fredericton



UNB is excited to congratulate two influential alumni and a prominent former professor who were among 10 esteemed individuals invested into the Order of New Brunswick. Dr. Sandra L. Irving has a BA ’95 in political science and an Honorary Doctor of Letters degree ’09 from UNB. Dr. Irving and her husband, Arthur L. Irving, Honorary Doctor of Letters degree ’09 are generous...

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Driving innovation to its fullest potential

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 3, 2022 9:55:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John



Collaborations between academia, government and industry are helping build the workforce of the future across New Brunswick. One such collaboration is Potential Motors, a software company that uses artificial intelligence to boost vehicle safety and performance. Potential Motors was founded in 2018 by University of New Brunswick (UNB) students Sam Poirier (BScME'19, M-TME'19), Isaac Barkhouse...

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Helping future Indigenous nursing leaders succeed

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 2, 2022 9:55:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



Indigenous nursing students at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) are supported and empowered to be the leaders of tomorrow. UNB’s new Nutsihpiluwewicik (Indigenous) admission pathway aims to increase the number of Indigenous nurses in a culturally responsive way, a process that has been developed with the heart and spirit of Indigenous ways of knowing and being. Through this pathway,...

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Lorenzo Reading Series to feature author Ann-Marie MacDonald

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 1, 2022 2:00:00 PM ADT

Category: UNB Saint John


The Lorenzo Reading Series on the University of New Brunswick (UNB) Saint John campus will feature author Anne-Marie MacDonald reading from her book, Fayne, on Nov. 9. Fayne is a tale of science, magic, love and identity. In this book, Charlotte Bell is growing up in the late nineteenth century at Fayne, a vast and lonely estate straddling the border between England and Scotland. Owing to a...

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UNB geodesy group ends half-century long scientific debate

UNB Newsroom

Posted: November 1, 2022 9:00:00 AM ADT

Category: UNB Fredericton



A geodesy and geomatics engineering team at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) ended a half-century scientific debate at an international conference in Italy this past summer. For years, the International Association of Geodesy has struggled to agree on whether to use geoid or quasi-geoid to represent the mean sea level on land where the separation between the two surfaces is as large as...

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